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  • BY THOMAS CIFRANIK

    The Trimble County Public Library has recently announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla.

  • Livestock

    March 7, 2018

    Cattle receipts: 615

    Last week: 318

    Last year: 701

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers were mostly study to $4 higher; feeder heifers were mostly steady to $5 higher. Slaughter cows sold with a lower undertone, while bulls were mostly steady. All comparisons are based on a limited test.

    Feeders: 556

    Slaughter: 39

    Replacements: 20

  • Once upon a time I was content with one pillow. This solitary pillow was sufficient to cradle my head through the nighttime hours. I spurned extra pillows and throw cushions because it just seemed redundant. After all, I only had one head so why on earth was it necessary to own more than one pillow? I found the body pillow to be creepy and intrusive. Yes, I was more than content with the lone pillow.

  • Have you ever thought about how certain events, words, situations, people, etc. are able to greatly encourage us?

  • A number of years ago a woman called me at work, wanting to tell me her story.

    She wanted to tell someone who would believe her and not laugh, someone who believes that God can and does do strange and wonderful, impossibly improbable things.

    She had heard that I believe that God makes pigs fly.

    That I do, although I haven’t seen any in a very long time, but I’m praying that I will.

  • Do volatile markets cause you sleepless nights? Are you to the point that you want to pull the plug on your investments?

    You’re not alone. Many investors want to disregard all logic and, unfortunately, make bad decisions when markets are turbulent. However, making investment decisions based on emotion, rather than good judgement, is usually the absolute worst thing you can do for your family’s financial future.

  • By CHARLES LISTON
    Special to the Banner

    The printed word is still popular and valuable.

    Each year, the Bedford Rotary Club presents all third graders in county schools with personalized dictionaries for them to use throughout their school years. These are not just full of word definitions, but contain many important facts about our country, such as our state geographies, a listing of our presidents, and the U.S. Constitution. Students have expressed how they have valued these books many times in past years.

  • Livestock | Feb. 28, 2018

    Cattle receipts: 318

    Last week: 314

    Last year: 202

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 2.00 higher with the most increase on grass-type cattle. Slaughter cows 3.00-4.00 higher, bulls 2.00 higher.

    Feeders: 281

    Slaughter: 28

    Replacements: 9

  • In James 1:19-20 the biblical writer tells the readers, “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness” (NRSV).

  • Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’

    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.

    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.

    “It was one B-A-D week.”

    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.

  • Murray State University

    Murray State University has announced its dean’s list recipients for the fall 2017 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.

    “We take great pride in our students’ academic achievements,” said Mark Arant, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This recognition is a testament to their hard work, dedication and excellence during the fall 2017 semester.”

  • CRYSTAL CAUDILLO

    I’ve lived by the river for six years. Of those six years, three have involved flooding. I understand that rivers will flood. I’ve lived near the river my entire life.

  • This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.

    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

    I’ve written about them before – they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.

    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.

  • By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO

    It’s been my experience that some of the most beautiful things in the world have a dark side – a very, very dark side. One of the most strikingly colored snakes is highly venomous. The Coral Snake is banded with yellow, red and black stripes. Unfortunately, to be bitten by one of these pretties would prove to be an extremely disappointing way to get close to nature.

  • Jaclynn Waugh came to Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Trimble County Adult Education to get her GED. Although Waugh expected the process to take a while, she accomplished it in a short amount of time and with very little assistance. Walking through the doors of Adult Ed was the “start of a new life to success,” Waugh said. Getting her GED feels like a weight has been lifted and Waugh said she could now move on with her life. She wanted everyone who is thinking about getting a GED to know about her experience with the Adult Education program.

  • By CHARLES LISTON

    Special to the Banner

  • BY CRYSTAL CAUDILLO

    I have three computers. The three are dedicated to specific roles. The oldest only holds photos. I’m afraid to overwhelm its capabilities. My second laptop initiated an auto destruct but was stopped before the point of no return. We dumped everything it ever knew and started afresh. It’s got a new lease on life. I’m using it for this article.

    The newest member to my little laptop crew has developed a thirst for adventure.

  • These past few weeks, my husband and I have been doing a whole lot of nothing.

    We both had a mini version of the flu around New Year’s, and his hung on for the rest of the month. So, we mostly spent time at home doing a whole lot of nothing, which turned out to be something.

    One day we hosed off the back porch. One day my husband cleaned the kitchen.

    We sat in the living room – a lot. We watched back-to-back-to-back reruns of “Law and Order,” the regular version as well as SVU and Criminal Intent.

  • Everyone is welcome to attend a concert of Christian music presented by David Stahl at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bedford Baptist Church. For a ride to 10 a.m. Sunday school, please call the church office at 255-3240 by 8 a.m. Sunday.